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Egypt's Abu Simbel saved from the Nile Animé

AFP, 13 Jan 2021
Videographic showing the saving of the Abu Simbel temple complex from the Nile. On January 15, 1971, the Aswan High Dam on the Nile was inaugurated. This pharaonic project increased Egypt's energy resources but threatened to submerge the temples of Abu Simbel. These temples were cut block by block and raised 64 m above their original location on an artificial escarpment following a protection campaign launched by Unesco.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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